I honestly doubt that there is a better sense of accomplishment than the one that comes with finishing a novel. Even when it’s just the first draft that has been completed, you get that wonderful sense of completion. Some people say that the first draft is the easy part, some say it’s the difficult part. No matter which of those two it is, once you finish you know that you are just that much closer to getting it out there and having others read your soul.
I offer you all the picture because this is something that my wife and I have both felt. We have spent more than half our lives writing and it is now to the point that when we don’t write something feels wrong.